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Loose canons : notes on the culture wars

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Examines multiculturism in American literature and the cultural diversity found in the American classroom.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gates, Henry Louis.
Loose canons.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)645814123
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN: 0195075196 9780195075199
OCLC Number: 24543753
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 199 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Canon confidential: a Sam Slade caper --
The master's pieces: on canon formation and the African-American tradition --
Writing, "Race" and the difference it makes --
Talking black: critical signs of the times --
"Tell me, sir, ... what IS "black" literature?" --
Integrating the American mind --
African-American studies in the 21st century --
"What's in a name?" Some meanings of blackness --
The big picture --
Trading on the margin: notes on the culture of criticism.
Responsibility: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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A collection of the author's essays on the politics of multiculturalism and the importance of the black tradition in American culture. It includes discussion of the political, social and cultural  Read more...

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